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Bananarama - Freezing Bananas Past Their Best

Posted by melbelline

When your bananas are on the turn (the blacker the better) pop them whole into the freezer without peeling. Defrost (in a bowl - they leak!) and snip off one end. You can then squeeze out your blob of banana mush, to be used in banana loaves, biscuits, muffins etc. with minimal mashing. It's true that bananas don't freeze at all well for raw consumption but they freeze like a dream for cake making.

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  • Great tip! I peel them before freezing and use them to make smoothies from frozen.

    Posted by Rodolfo_Cappello on 26th May 2021
  • Such a good tip. I have a horror of food wastage and just because your bananas are getting overripe doesn't mean you are ready to bake something right away. With them in the freezer you can pick a time to use them that suits you.

    (Also very true about the leaking.)

    Posted by Philcape on 7th November 2020
  • Brilliant tip! Thank you!

    Posted by davashcool on 14th March 2019
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